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Apr 25

TEARING THE MASK OFF THE UGLY FACE OF AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS

TEARING THE MASK OFF THE UGLY FACE OF AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS By CAMERON DUODU In what must count as one of my worst nightmares, a grandchild of mine calls me just after having watched the news on TV and says: “Grandpa, they say 800 people – many of them Africans – were drowned in the Mediterranean …

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Feb 03

A FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT THAT IS BECOMING A SHAME TO AFRICA

A FOOTBALL  TOURNAMENT THAT IS BECOMING A SHAME TO AFRICA By CAMERON DUODU The Ghanaian Times 03 February 2015 There is a proverb in Latin that warns the ancient Romans to “beware the Greeks even when they come bearing gifts!” The proverb was based on what the Greeks had done during their war against Troy …

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Dec 26

WHAT DOES SOUTH SUDAN’S FAILURES SAY ABOUT AFRICA’S POLITICAL ARRANGEMENTS, GENERALLY?

  Merry Christmas!   WHAT DOES  SOUTH SUDAN’S FAILURE SAY ABOUT AFRICA;S POLITICAL ARRANGEMENTS, GENERALLY? By CAMERON DUODU As soon as the leader of the Sudan People’s  Revolutionary Army, (SPLA) John Garang, was killed on 30 July 2005,  in a mysterious helicopter crash, while he was returning to his base in Juba, from a trip …

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Dec 07

THE UNKNOWN NELSON MANDELA by CAMERON DUODU

—————————————————– THE UNKNOWN NELSON MANDELA By CAMERON DUODU I first met Nelson Mandela at Jan Smuts Airport, Johannesburg. It was in September 1990, and I was in Johannesburg as the guest of Jim Bailey, the publisher of the Pan-African Magazine, Drum. I had been the Ghana editor of this paper in1961-65 and Bailey wanted me …

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Apr 19

THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION SHOULD STOP DECEIVING GHANAIANS

THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION SHOULD STOP DECEIVING GHANAIANS  by  CAMERON DUODU The Ghanaian Times 17.04.2012 Everything I read about the biometric registration –  from Ododiodoo in Accra right up to the northern part of Ghana, past Asante and Brong-Ahafo through to the Volta Region – suggests that the exercise has been marred by strong-arm methods unleashed …

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Apr 10

A TYPICAL ECOWAS FUDGE OVER MALI

A TYPICAL ECOWAS FUDGE OVER MALI By CAMERON DUODU Related Stories 2nd ECOWAS Games To Be Hosted By Ghana In June Spain, ECOWAS Take Steps To Bolster Ties No Sugar-Daddy Business!�Declares Shirley, Miss ECOWAS �10 The ECOWAS “solution” to the Mali crisis, whereby President Amadou Toumani Toure has been made to resign and his place …

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Apr 03

BIOMETRIC REGISTRATION IN GHANA, 2012

BIOMETRIC REGISTRATION IN GHANA, 2012 By CAMERON DUODU Ghana has allowed itself to become a ‘victim’ society. We accept the unacceptable from our own Government and its agencies, and sulk within ourselves. When it is suggested that we might be able to do something about our complaints, we smile enigmatically and say, “Don’t worry. We’ll …

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Mar 10

OH WHAT JOY A PLUNGER CAN BRING!!

OH WHAT JOY A PLUNGER CAN BRING! By Cameron Duodu The Ghanaian Times 28th February, 2012 Related Stories HOW JOURNALISM WAS IN MY DAY (6) SUNDAY evening. Really exciting football on the telly. Now, I don’t support any one club myself — I mean how would you feel if you supported Real Madrid and Lionel Messi …

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Mar 06

GHANA@55

GHANA @55 by CAMERON DUODU The Ghanaian Times 6 March 2012 YOU mean 55 years have passed since we stood in the streets of Accra, watching the decorative “floats” drive by – one depicting the life of a cocoa farmer; another showing well-built men casting nets; a third carrying our beautiful, newly-crowned beauty queen – …

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Jul 08

EDWARD WILMOT BLYDEN, GRANDFATHER OF AFRICAN EMANCIPATION

A lesser-known fact about George Padmore is that his lifelong devotion to the cause of African liberation was ignited in him by another African who was also born abroad – Edward Wilmot Blyden, who was born in the Virgin Islands (then under Danish rule) but spent most of his life in West Africa, especially in Liberia and Sierra Leone, but also in the then British colony of Lagos.

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